Our 2017 Mad Lib

Yet again this year, we are sending out a blank Mad Lib for the fun-loving among you to create your very own version of a Boyd holiday letter. But if you’re curious about the official version, read on.

Our 2017 Mad Lib

This year, Rosie, age _____ (number), got a _____ (fictional creature) haircut. Lucy, age _____ (number), took a _____ (noun) class at the (same noun) Institute of _____ (city). The girls tried _____ (sport) for the first time. Ann knitted a _____ (garment) from yarn reclaimed from a sweater _____ (person) knitted _____ (number) years ago. Jon learned how to _____ (transitive verb) _____ (animal, plural). And in June, Jon and Ann heard _____ (letter) _____ (number) in concert.

We wish you a _____ (adj.) Christmas and a happy _____ (n.)!

The factual version

This year, Rosie, age 9, got a pixie haircut. Lucy, age 11, took an art class at the Art Institute of Chicago. The girls tried paddleboarding for the first time. Ann knitted a sweater from yarn reclaimed from a sweater her mother knitted 50 years ago. Jon learned how to shuck oysters. And in June, Jon and Ann heard U2 in concert.

We [sincerely do] wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!


This is a duplicate of a version we published earlier at Hocus Pocus (during a period when Boyds’ Nest News was non-functional).

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